07/17/2008 11:00PM

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Officials at Keeneland and Turfway Park have announced a new shoe policy banning the use of toe grabs, caulks, stickers, inserts, blocks, turndowns, trailers, or heel extensions on front or hind shoes. The policy is effective at both racetracks beginning Sept. 1 and applies to both Polytrack and turf. . . . Hoosier Park will switch to day racing Fridays through Sundays for its Thoroughbred meet, which begins Aug. 29, and will have a first post of 12:45 p.m. Central. Post time on Wednesdays and Thursday will be 6:45 p.m.